Letters to the Editor

Freight rail plays vital role in the community

August 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Freight rail plays a vital role in our community. Every day, BNSF trains haul grain to our ports, aluminum and steel to our factories, timber products, and containers full of clothes, processed food, TVs, computers, furniture and many other...

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Irresponsible wakeboard boats have to be stopped

August 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am extremely angry over the lack of attention and concern by the Bonner County Board of Supervisors.We have a major problem on the Pend Oreille River with wakeboard boats. The Pend Oreille River in most areas is quite narrow. These boats ...

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We deserve to know of ACLU’s presence

August 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

I demand to know if ACLU of Idaho was recently here in Bonner County. I heard lots of ACLU campaigning going on but nobody is telling me anything.SILVANNA FINNERTYPonderay

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Respect for victims; support for ‘Marsy’s Law’

August 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

During the past legislative session, I had the opportunity to speak on the senate floor in support of SJR 103, a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would provide equal rights for crime victims. I shared an experience from my ...

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Collaboration alive and well in environmental conservation

August 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

In this time of divisiveness and rancor, it is encouraging to find that collaboration is alive and well in the world of environmental conservation.Over the past dozen years, a group of over 7000 people from a range of political views and fr...

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Intersection has everyone confused

August 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

The new three-way yield at the intersection of First Avenue and Church Street obviously has people real confused. The way it works is the vehicle turning left from First onto Church has the right of way. The street coming from City Beach ha...

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Just what’s going on near Super 1?

August 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

What is the massive new housing being built near the Super 1 Foods store? Rent, sell, low income, what is going on? Must be a contact number. LEWIS WETZELSandpoint

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Let’s keep downtown a welcoming, friendly place

August 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

I applaud the many business owners who wanted to keep the Sandpoint Business Improvement District which provided the funds for the beautification for downtown Sandpoint with flowering baskets in the spring and summer and the warmth and chee...

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We’re in good hands with our 4-H kids

August 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

I was one of the interview judges for 4-H last Wednesday. As always when I get to visit with the 4-H kids I come home feeling our world will be in excellent hands. They are polite, well versed in the project/projects they have completed and...

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Sewage treatment plants not making the grade

August 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

By JUSTIN HAYESWhen you flush your toilet, the contents don’t magically disappear. Sewage gets cleaned at a sewage treatment plant operated by your city and then discharged to your local river. Along with public safety and roads, sewage tre...

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